*Mason Landborg shot a school 67 (-4) to win medalist honors at the Cougar Invitational
*The previous record was 69 shared by four former Spartan All-Americans: Lucas Gervais-2012, Brandon Sletmoen-2013, Chris Swenson- 2016, and Landborg-2016.
*The next lowest round of the day was a 75 by Valley City State's Casey Julson.
*It is the 2nd consecutive medalist honor for Landborg who won the Spartan Invitational
*The Spartan Blue team finshed 2nd with a team score of 312, and the Spartan Gold team finished 3rdwith a score of 346.
*The Spartans were the only junior college in the field
1.Valley City State- 306
2.M State (Blue)- 312
3.M State (Gold)- 346
4.U of MN-Morris- 351
5.Martin Luther College- 365
M State Individual Results:
Mason Landborg- 67
Jordan Kern- 77
Hunter Moen- 83
Nick Kress- 85
Blake Bloedorn- 91
Austin Miller- 83
Luke Wurdock- 85
Will Tickel- 86
Kyle Boe- 92
Josh Taylor- WD (Hand injury)
Jason Retzlaff Quote:
"Congrats to Mason on an outstanding performance and setting a new school record. He has hit the ball beautifully all year and the only thing that has held him back a bit is the putter. Today the putts poured in and it turned into a special round. What makes it even more impressive is that it was tough scoring today with the wind howling. It was a tremendous display of golf."
"Jordan Kern was also very solid and steady for us. While we struggled a bit overall, I believe this team can improve and has not yet peaked. With the Region Championship around the corner, we need more consistency up and down our lineup. I'm very hopeful that our best is yet to come."
The Spartans will compete next at the 2 day Mesabi Invitational at The Quarry at Giant's Ridge.
The photo attached is Mason Landborg. (Photo taken by Jeff Haukos)